Do you ever struggle with self-esteem, comparison, or approval?
To be honest, I think we all do at some point and in different ways. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to Tina Yeager!
I met Tina recently at the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association Conference and instantly connected with her. She has just released a new book with New Hope Publishers called Beautiful Warrior. I picked up a copy of it and love her message. She was willing to let me interview her about the book, and I want to share her responses with you. Enjoy!
Tina, tell us a little about your background and what led you to write this book Beautiful Warrior.
“I struggled with low self-image throughout childhood and young adulthood. After eight years of battling eating disorder symptoms, I faced a new challenge with pregnancy. In my frail state, I knew I needed transformation to become a mother who could benefit my child. With no professional or fellowship support, I spent years on the quest to strengthen my identity and esteem in Christ. When I eventually became a licensed therapist, I encountered an astounding percentage of women who fought similar issues with low self-worth, distorted identity, and lack of purpose. Since I can only share with a few women from my office or at speaking events, I felt compelled to create a vehicle to extend vital truths and techniques to those beyond my physical reach.”
What is the book about and who is it written for?
“Beautiful Warrior offers practical tools to guide women out of the ruts of shame, emptiness, and self-sabotage. Our struggle often deceives us into believing we’re the only ones trapped in the darkness, but readers discover they’re not alone. We’re created to work in collaboration instead of competition or isolation. By disarming the lies which hold us captive and strengthening our souls, we can adopt a healthy sense of identity and purpose in Christ. Women of God learn their potential as beautiful warriors who strengthen others against the dark enemy and fulfill their victorious potential in the Kingdom.”
What makes this unique from other books on self-esteem?
“The holistic perspective combines clinical truths, Biblical encouragement, and personal experience to provide a unique map for readers. Each chapter also includes reflective questions and practical tools to help women take one step at a time toward freedom.”
How did writing this book impact your own life?
“Writing a personal book has proven the most difficult manuscript I’ve ever attempted to complete. Yet, when I thought of a woman who might remain alone in the pit of suffering where I once had been, I knew the struggle was more than worth it.”
Tina’s book is also impacting my life. It has spoken to me in so many ways, and I love her transparency and honesty. One of the chapters that was especially meaningful to me was the one on the Comparison Trap. I think all of us as women struggle at some point and in some way with our self esteem and insecurities. This book helps equip us to overcome these struggles as we look to God’s Word.
I’d love to give away a copy of Tina’s book, Beautiful Warrior. To be eligible for the drawing, just leave a comment below and tell me a verse or story in the Bible that has helped you in those seasons of struggle with self-esteem or insecurities. I’ll draw next Wednesday and notify you Wednesday afternoon of the winner.
Thank you, Tina, for writing this book and helping us find victory over the enemy’s lies!
Tina Yeager, wife, mom, and latte junkie, embraces audiences with spoken and written messages of encouragement. She is an author, speaker, and life coach who champions the message of Christ-centered esteem. Licensed as a counselor since 2005, she serves Word Weavers International, local student and women’s ministries, and others. Visit her anytime at tinayeager.com.